Making Movies Pdf

Making Movies

Number of page: 240
Author: Sidney Lumet
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780307763662
Category: Performing Arts

Why does a director choose a particular script
What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene
How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district
What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy
From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.

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About The Author

Sidney Lumet’s films have received more than fifty Academy Award nominations. He has been nominated by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director seven times. In addition, he has received an honorary lifetime membership in the Directors Guild of America as well as its most prestigious award, the D. W. Griffith Award. In 1993, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Arts Club. His films have been shown in retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the American Museum of the Moving Image, the British Academy in London, and the Cinémathèque in Paris. He has also been honored by the French government as a Commander of Arts and Letters. He died in 2011.

  • A Google UserA Google User
    MAKING MOVIES Making movies may be “hard work,” as the veteran director continually reminds us throughout this slight volume, but Lumet’s simple-minded writing doesn’t make much of a case for that or for anything else. Casual to a fault and full of movie-reviewer clichÇs, Lumet’s breezy how-to will be of little interest to serious film students, who will find his observations obvious and silly (“Acting is
  • Pro HamPro Ham
    Making Movies Sidney Lumet is a master movie director. A great read for anyone curious on the movie making philosophy.
  • AmberMcWilliamsAmberMcWilliams
    LibraryThing Review A wonderful overview of the film-making process, full of practical info and great anecdotes from an experienced man-of-the-trade. It’s also very well written, leading from the technical information to the personal process seamlessly. And it makes you want to watch all Lumet’s films!
  • regularguy5mbregularguy5mb
    LibraryThing Review Sidney Lumet is one of those powerhouses of filmmaking. His films don’t all have the greatest financial success, but over the years he has delivered some amazing cinema. I mean, this is the man who
  • mattresslessnessmattresslessness
    LibraryThing Review This is a review of Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies. Before you get too carried away, you have to nail down what the book about. This book is about making movies. To communicate this to the reader, I
  • robertmorrowrobertmorrow
    LibraryThing Review I was surprised to learn that this book was published in the mid-90’s, as a good chunk of it (the sections dealing with the technical aspects of movie making) is technologically passé. The book gave
  • Not AvailableNot Available
    Making movies Lumet’s book is about the agonizing and ultimately rewarding art of filmmaking. And who better to elucidate the process than a legendary director, with credits such as 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon
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